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Blue Origin’s Mission 8 Flight Reaches Stunning Apogee

Blue Origin is an American spaceflight services company backed by Amazon’s very own Jeff Bezos. They make rocket ships, and their goal is to put everyday people in space. They’re based in Kent, Washington, but they run flights out of their space center in West Texas for paying customers.

Space Coast welcomes Blue Origin

Blue Origin announces that it will manufacture and fly its orbital launch vehicle from the historic shores of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Across Florida in a Nissan Leaf

Current electric cars are not for every driver, but if you can be flexible, it’s amazing what you can do in a plug-in vehicle. I recently test drove a Nissan Leaf. Early that morning, as I drove to the dealer, I got a call. The car we were going to drive didn’t arrive. Would I be willing to go and get one from the other side of the state of Florida?

Stone Soup

Have you ever heard the story of Stone Soup? It’s one of those timeless stories that talks about how, by itself, a community can only get so far; the ingredients seem bland and lacking. But together, with everyone pitching just a few little scraps into the boiling water, we can stir together something wonderful, a tasty Stone Soup.

Florida State Energy Legislation Webinar

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy invites you to join us for a webinar to learn about what’s happening in terms of energy policy for Florida in the current legislative session.

A New Energy Plan

America is blessed with the world’s greatest wind power corridor and abundant reserves of clean natural gas, the Pickens Plan will utilize these tremendous resources to build a bridge to the future.

Florida Energy Grants

Florida’s DEP announces a new program to provide renewable energy matching grants for demonstration, commercialization, research, and development projects relating to renewable energy technologies.

Change a Light Day

This year, there are additional actions you can take to Change the World beyond lighting, such as using a programmable thermostat, enabling computers to power down when not in use, and looking for the ENERGY STAR label when making a new purchase.

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Florida Solar Energy Center

The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a research institute of the University of Central Florida, is the largest and most active state-supported renewable energy and efficiency institute in the United States.

Honda Clarity

Is Hydrogen in Our Future?

Two recent bits of news has caught our notice, as it seems hydrogen powered cars might just start to become a reality.

Zenn Motors

Zenn, ReishiGo and Nikken at Get Green Expo

As my two boys jumped in excitedly, it dawned on me that this is the stuff of the future. The expo, the Zenn, it’s up to us to care about what we’re leaving for the next generation.

Alternative Energy Car Rally

Tired of driving that gas guzzler? Come out and see electric cars and alternative fuel powered vehicles at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, during the SunDay Challenge, promoting alternative energy technologies.

Homegrown Biodiesel

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services is assisting Florida farmers and ranchers in producing bio-fuel crops to help reduce the nation’s dependency on foreign oil. Commissioner Bronson believes that Florida can be a leader in the effort of producing energy from crops and timber because of the vast amount of farm acreage in the state and its mild climate, which permits crops to be grown virtually year round.

EnergyWhiz Olympics

More than 300 students and teachers from throughout Florida participated in the 2007 EnergyWhiz Olympics at the Florida Solar Energy Center on Saturday, May 12. Events included solar car races, hydrogen fuel cell vehicle races, a photovoltaic design competition called “Energy Innovations” and a solar-powered boat demonstration.